ARLINGTON (WBAP 24/7 News) - Nolan Ryan and the Texas Rangers say they are "moving forward" with Ryan as the CEO. It follows weeks of speculation about the Hall of Famer's future with the team after Ryan's president's title was taken away.
General Manager Jon Daniels was given the title of "president of baseball operations" at the beginning of spring training. Rick George was named "president of baseball operations".
In a statement released by the team Wednesday night, Ryan says he's had "productive discussions" about the structure of the organization with the team's principal owners Bob Simpson and Ray Davis. Ryan, Simpson and Davis say they're committed to working together to bring a championship to Arlington.
From Texas Rangers Chief Executive Officer Nolan Ryan:
“After productive discussions the last several weeks with Ray Davis and Bob Simpson about the structure of our organization, together we are moving forward. In my role as CEO, I am focused on working closely with ownership and with Jon Daniels and Rick George to build on the success of the past five years and to bring a championship to Arlington.”
From Texas Rangers Co-Chairmen Ray Davis and Bob Simpson:
“We’ve had meaningful conversations with Nolan Ryan over the past several weeks and are pleased that our focus is now on working together to win a championship for our fans. Over the years Nolan has made extraordinary contributions to the Texas Rangers organization, both on and off the field, including providing valuable guidance to Jon Daniels and Rick George. His leadership as our chief executive – with both baseball and business operations reporting to him – has been vital to our success and offers us a bright future.”
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